~Carmen When you think of Memphis cuisine, barbecue is #1 (read The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide).  After you have your Memphis barbecue fix, the next meal should be the southern staple, fried chicken.  All of my friends have their favorite recipes and restaurants.  We asked our friends and found that people swear by their chosen chicken......
~ Lauren Do you love Egyptian architecture and artifacts but don’t want to make the trip all the way to Egypt?  Then you should visit Memphis, Tennessee!  Many people know that Memphis is famous for its Civil Rights history, its music, and its BBQ (see 3 Days in Memphis and The Ultimate Memphis Barbecue Guide).  But what......
~Joe The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is one of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) EPIC rated trails comprising of 20 or more miles of technically difficult backcountry single track.  Lake Ouachita is one of our place to camp.  Read Why You Should Go Camping at Lake Ouachita State Park. Check out my 1-minute YouTube......
~ Carmen So our friends are always asking us if we ever go to work.  Well, yes.  Joe and I both have full-time jobs.  I’m a 6th grade history teacher, so I have more time off than most.  If you have ever tried to keep an eleven year old focused for more than 5 minutes,......
  As we look back at 2017, there were some not so pleasant moments (read Worst Travel Experiences of 2017), but for the most part, we had pleasantly memorable travel experiences.  From visiting a childhood friend in Brazil to spending 2 weeks in Greece to taking several long road trips, 2017 was a travel year for......
It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times.  From overseas trips to Greece and Brazil, to road trips across our wonderful USA, we’ve made the most of our time off of work.  However, as much as we love to travel, not every trip goes as smoothly as our Instagram stories project!......
~Carmen The Natchez Trace Parkway is is a 444 mile-long, scenic road that generally follows the path of the Old Natchez Trace from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee.  This All-American Road and National Scenic Byway takes you through history with Native American burial mounds, Civil Wars sites, and well worn boatman trails. Watch our 3-minute......
~ Carmen The Cascade Mountain Loop Road Trip is a 451 mile (726 km) scenic drive through some of the most scenic landscape in northwestern Washington State.  On this road trip, you pass through the Cascade Mountains twice, seeing the lush western side, and barren eastern side.  You drive through quiet valleys and pass by......
~ Wendy Dessler (Guest Post) You’ve booked your trip to the US. Still, you’ve heard your friends and family mention how Americans are and what it is like visiting the States. You can’t help but wonder if what they say is true. Are Americans “me first” and want everyone to speak English? Will you see......
~ Carmen Leavenworth, Washington is a picturesque town located along the Cascade Mountain Loop in Northwestern United States.  You can easily reach it from Seattle in under 3 hours.  A trip to Leavenworth is like stepping into European Bavaria.  From Oktoberfest celebrations in the fall to intricate Bavarian-inspired architecture, Leavenworth will have you singing “The......
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